Reclaiming Unused House Space.
For many people the space under the stairs is a place for storing sports gear, toss out of season clothing, junk, or worse – it’s simply space not being used for anything.
With a little creativity and a bit of determination you can turn that space into a surprise.
Want more space? The space under the stairway can turn into your daughter’s room. May be now it is a place for toys and other crap. The initial step is to eliminate all of the crap, place shelves on the sides of the wall that she can place her shoes atop of and inside of that hung a wire shelf that is vented. It is possible to hang clothes that are longer and her dresses on hangers and put her folded jeans and blankets on the surface of the shelf. Put hooks on which to hang belts and purses on the wall. Alternatively, hang a cord so she can reach them. This may can the cupboard space.
This space could turn into a coat, umbrella, shoe closet in the event the area is centrally located in the house. The secret is to keep the space organized with baskets, shelves and hanging rods.
Kid’s Playroom: Kids like to return in spaces that they think nobody else can get and will play there for hours. Additionally, you can line the inside of the space that the small ones can draw on with markers.
Computer and Electronics charging station: This is an excellent place to have a charging station for all your electronic gadgets like IPods, phones, and to keep the handheld games. Build in the shelves you want for each cord to come up wiring and receptacles. You may want to employ an electrician with this – you’ll need to look at the area building codes. This is a wonderful place to maintain the family calendar and a board to keep everyone organized. This works if the space under the stairs is centrally located in the kitchen, dining room or foyer area. The distance will have to be well lit.
Home Office Space: This can work if you only need a small area such as the width of the stairway – install a counter-top the width of the stairway where the office chair can slide under whenever it is not being used by you. Make sure that you have sufficient lighting. You may install cork to be used as a bulletin board. You are able to make the most of the distance by hanging baskets on the walls on each side.
Hopefully, these ideas will allow you to maximize your home’s distance by using this area – every square foot counts.